Salt Lake City Premises Liability Lawyers
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When you get injured on someone else’s property, you might be able to file a premises liability claim against them. It depends on what led to the accident, why you were on the property, and more. Lowe Law Group and our Salt Lake City premises liability attorneys are here to help you understand your options and use them to your advantage. Our goal is to get you the biggest settlement or award possible for your damages!
Find out more about your potential premises liability case by dialing (801) 762-6808 now.
What are the Most Common Premises Liability Claims?
Our law firm is here to help you make the most of your premises liability claim. We are well-versed in all types of premises liability cases, so you don’t need to lose any more time or energy finding a law firm that can work on your case. From commonplace premises liability accidents to more obscure situations, we have it all covered.
Our firm can help you with the following case types and more:
- Slip and fall accidents: The most common type of premises liability claim is the slip and fall accident case. Hazards that can cause someone to trip or slip include loose carpeting, cracked pavement, wet tile floors, stray cables, and so on.
- Dog bites: An uncontrolled dog can pose a serious threat to anyone visiting a residence. Utah does not have a “one-bite” rule, so you can hold a dog owner strictly liable for your damages in any situation.
- Negligent security: Some property owners must take additional steps to secure their premises from crime that could hurt tenants and visitors. For example, an apartment complex in an area with a high crime rate could be expected to install security gates that only tenants can open. If someone is assaulted, robbed, or otherwise hurt due to a lack of security, then the property owner could be liable, especially if the criminal is never caught or identified.
- Toxic exposure: A toxic exposure lawsuit becomes justified when someone is exposed to harmful substances on a piece of property that cause them to suffer a serious illness.
How Do You Prove the Proprietor is Liable?
A variety of evidence can be used to help justify a premises liability claim. Everything from security camera footage to property inspection records might be useful for your case. Every situation is different, though, so the proof that might help one client might not help you.
Our attorneys know where to look to find proof of liability for a variety of situations. For example, if you are suing because you slipped on a product left on the ground in a grocery store, then we might be able to get internal security cam footage of that aisle. If the spilled product was left unattended for an unreasonably long period of time, then it could be the piece of evidence that seals the case in your favor.
What is an Invitee or Licensee?
Your ability to secure compensation from a negligent property owner might hinge on your reasons for being on their property. Under the law, visitors are sorted into separate categories, each that comes with a different level of care owed to them by the proprietor.
Three types of visitors as relevant to a premises liability claim are:
- Invitee: A person who is invited onto the property for the benefit of the property owner is an invitee. A customer in a store is a common type of invitee. Property owners are expected to inspect their properties for hazards – and addressing any hazards they find – before allowing invitees to visit.
- Licensee: A person who is on the property for their own benefit is a licensee. A friend visiting another friend’s house is a common type of licensee. Property owners are expected to warn licensees of known hazards around the property, but they do not necessarily have to address those hazards at that moment.
- Trespasser: A person who is on the property without permission or has entered it unlawfully is a trespasser. Property owners must place signs around their property to warn trespassers of any potentially dangerous animals on the premises. They also cannot set dangerous traps to capture or injure a trespasser. Otherwise, they have no obligation to protect trespassers from hazards.
How Can We Help You? Let Us Know!
If you think you are ready to start your premises liability claim for an accident in Salt Lake City, then we invite you to decide for certain with the help of our attorneys. We can guide you through the entire legal process from start to finish, so you never feel like you are guessing when it comes to your choices. Of course, we would also be happy to manage your claim for you, acting on your behalf when dealing with insurance companies, the court, and so on.